Students across Education Partnership North East were given an insight into the opportunities available to them when they leave college as part of National Careers Week. 

During the week-long celebration which links education with the world of work, Hartlepool Sixth Form, Northumberland College and Sunderland College, hosted a series of careers fairs attended by more than 40 local and national employers, charities and universities who showcased their employment and higher education pathways. 

The students benefitted from visiting the exhibitors, gathering information and talking with organisations in the sectors they are interested or may not have considered, as well as finding out about available courses, entry requirements and financial support if they have decided to study at university. 

For employers, the fairs were an effective way to raise their profile and discover new talent. 

Victoria Moyse, Work Experience and Placement Lead, said: “We would like to thank all of the organisations for attending our careers fairs, for showcasing their opportunities and supporting National Careers Week. 

“Hosting events such as these is vital to showing students what is available to them when they leave college, highlights their next steps and really opens their eyes to the types of employers, training providers and universities located within the region.” 

Education Partnership North East is one of the largest college groups in the country with a strong reputation of working in partnership with large and small employers across the region to meet their workforce development needs. 

The group’s Business Development Team can develop tailored solutions to help organisations access a pool of untapped talent through work experience, industry placements, Apprenticeships and T-Levels, and can help support staff recruitment. 

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A big thank you to the employers, universities and careers organisations for their support throughout National Careers Week: 

AkzoNobel, Amazon, Apartment Group, Bowmer and Kirkland, Bridge Northumberland – CVA, British Army, Citizens Advice, Clifford Chance Legal, Complete Community Home Care, Department for Education, Durham University, Department for Work and Pensions, EDF Energy, Education Partnership North East Apprenticeships, Embracing Care, English Heritage, Everyone Active, First Class Supply, FutureMe, Gentoo, Great Annual Savings, Hartlepool Borough Council, Hays Travel, Healthwatch Sunderland, Jet2, Kier, Leeds Beckett University, Morgan Sindall, National Farmers Union, National Trust Gibside, National Citizenship Service, Newcastle Building Society, Newcastle University, Nexus, Nissan, Northumberland National Park, Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust, Northumbria University, Oxfam, REME, Robert McAlpine, Royal Artillery, Royal Artillery Reserves, Royal Engineer Reserves, Smartworks Newcastle, Software City, South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Stagecoach North East, Sunderland Care & Support, Sunderland City Council, Sunderland GP Alliance, Teesside University, Unipres, University of Cumbria, University of Sunderland, Urban Green Pets Corner, Willmott Dixon.

Why Education Partnership North East (EPNE)?

Highly commended - Employer of the Year, Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2019

Engagement with Employers - Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award 2017

(Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2017)

Selected by DfE for 2021 T Level pilot to deliver the new high-quality technical qualifications.

98% overall employer satisfaction - Employer Survey 2018/19